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Ok, I'm sold on buying the X1900GT... but should I get the original version or should I get the HIS version with the upgraded cooler, but with the slower GPU clock?
    
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I would take the HIS if you don't plan upgrading your cooling.
You can easily retrieve those few extra clocks by overclocking.
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post #3 of 26
I'd get the Sapphire, just cuz it's a sapphire.

If you need a better cooler, just go aftermarket, like a Zalman VF-900 or something of the sort.
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Has anybody seen/bought the new HIS version yet? I'm leaning that way (GonX usually knows his stuff ) It just seems like a pretty drastic reduction in core clock... anyone know why the change? Was there a change to the core itself, or is this just a cooler thing?
    
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post #5 of 26
just overclock it with ati tool once you get it.
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post #6 of 26
The core is excactly the same. Overclock it and you've got back what you wanted.
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post #7 of 26
Get the original version so you can adjust the voltages via software
    
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Well if you don't plan on a water cooling such as the Tide Water that I have, then getting either wouldn't matter as your temperature will skyrocket once you hit 600Mhz or more on core. But I'd say get the older one just like mine so you can change voltage in ATiTool, I hitted 720/1319.6 easily on the Tide Water and Swiftech MC14 ramsinks.
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i have x1900gt 25mb sapphire

it runs 70C load in my rig but with vf900 it runs 45C load
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90% of whats in stores will be rev. 2. It has the new X1950PRO PCB with the digital VRM. Which translates to cooler temps. Once they get a program to adj. the voltage it will rock. The older version overclocks more but the newer version has more potential. Get the Rev.2
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